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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 229r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man wearing hat emerging from foliage, playing bagpipe; hybrid man with animal ears, holding with left hand and blowing into tail of fantastic animal, its neck grasped by right hand of the hybrid man.
Text is from Psalm 042 (Vulg., 041), Office of the Dead, 2. Matins, 3. Nocturn.

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